Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Essential Wristlet with a Twist

I kept back one more small piece of Jess's new Holding Pattern fabric from the samples I returned to Cloud9 before Quilt Market, because I saw it together with this orange linen, and I just knew was meant to be! Jess had found this tutorial for a little wristlet with an outside pocket and a flap that she thought was cute. Since this was a photo-only tutorial, and the measurements were metric, I decided to simply modify the Dog Under My Desk Essential Wristlet pattern that I've used several times and know works perfectly. This is how it turned out, and I love it (despite orange not being MY favorite color)!

It took some thinking to get the proportions right and things to fit together without the seams being too thick, but it worked. Here's the back, with the two fabrics just seamed together.

It has navy lining.

Under the flap is a pocket...

... which is held closed with a snap. It happened to be the only snap I had in the perfect color - kind of a reddish-orange with a tinge of pink.

That new barkcloth line is scheduled to be released next July (I know... such a long time away!), and that particular print is called Twist of Fate. I had posted pics in the DUMD Facebook group, and without having mentioned its name, someone there commented that this is an "Essential Wristlet with a twist". It certainly is! :)

Speaking of that twist, I considered doing this scallop stitch on the strap. It would've been so perfect! But I decided it was too risky to try and get the scallops lined up just right, so I reluctantly abandoned that idea. I didn't want to take the chance of messing up my strap and have to make it all over again.


annie dee said...

Gorgeous! The colors are great - didn't even see the snap at first. July is a long way away.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! Yes, so many months away. I'm sure glad I have my little privilege to get new fabrics early. :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

I love it! The fabric is beautiful (and has such a great name! :D). Also, the pocket with the flap makes it cuter and even more useful than the original pattern. The contrastic topstitching is a nice touch too. Superb work!

Chez Vies said...

It's beautiful color and the front pocket will be very handy. I think the scallop would have been really cool for strap. My fave is always serpentine stitch and the flower. Thanks for the idea

Grandma G said...

Geneviève and Chez... thank you for all your kind words! ❤️